Custom Solution

Custom FLEXSTATION leak test system for air brake actuator used on tucks and buses.  Leak tested using the  helium hard vacuum method.

Opportunity

A leading manufacturer of air brake components wanted to migrate from their existing bubble leak test system to a helium leak test system for testing their air brake actuators. The system would require tooling for multiple part models. Additional required features include:

  • Ability to inteface hard tooling with parts with loose dimensional tolerancing
  • Simple operator loading process with hard tooling
  • Address permeation issues of the actuator bladder
  • Option for operator or robot loading
  • Option for helium mixing

Results

We engineered a helium hard vacuum leak test system with dual test chamber tooling interfaced to the FLEXSTATION.